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  • in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #10655
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey Piers,

     

    No worries. What I am going to do is wait until York in Feb and grab a table.

     

    *************Closing the listing down************************************ (Until I can see if Mike can remove it)

    in reply to: Star Wars Amarda #10414
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Don’t speak to me about x wing…………  6 weeks and 30 ships later…. 🙂

     

    Armada is on the shopping list, there is also star wars imperial assault coming out as well. There’s a run through of that game on the team covenant you tube site as well. There are some quite good vids on that site.

    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    One reason I remember this was because it was the first time I got to live fire. Doing the one live fire mission on my OP assistant course, The target was in a valley. A lot of the practice missions on what they called the invertron could throw any kind of target at you.

     

    Adjusting meant, shooting under, then over (even with fire control computers we still had to adjust)and using High angle fire, normally a no no as it was easier for the baddies to use radar DF to backtrack. Not really a prob in ww2.

     

    You’re not necessarily shooting to kill. You could be shooting to break up a formation or suppress a formation prior to them attacking or you attacking it.

     

    This was mid 80’s btw. And a lot of the practice missions on what they called the invertron could throw any kind of target at you.  Might not apply to ww2, but people seem to think it was never done and it was.

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: Star Wars Amarda #10337
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Not out till first quarter 2015 sometime.

     

    here’s a link to a team covenant video of a run through.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/user/CovenantTCG/videos

     

    For some reason it doesn’t like me putting a linkt o the specific video. So go there and search fro Gen con 2104 armada run through.

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #10305
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hi Piers.

     

    Post office just quoted £10.15 to send, That’s track and sign. 3 to 5 days. So call it £40.

     

    But you will still have to add on the paypal charges. You’ed have to look at what Paypal were calculating those at. As far as I can see, they are working at 5 or 6 %. based on standard and currency conversion fees.

     

    See why I wasn’t (aren’t)  a paypal/post office fan 🙂

     

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #10214
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    no probs, will be making it to the post office either thursday or friday. so will let you know.

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #10148
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey Piers,

     

    I was just about to get Mike to take the post down post Derby.

     

    Getting involved with post and paypal was something I didn’t want to get into. But I’ve done a very rough calc. Based on Royal mail website and Paypal fees which I am going to have to check. Because for some reason the Royal Mail website is quoting me a p and p price above what manufacturers seem to charge. It’s quoting me £12,  approx 15 euros.

     

    Let me package them up and get a quote from the post office before  figuring out if it’s going to be worth it. I would rather they went to someone who wants to game with them rather than for them to sell on.

     

    Andy

    in reply to: Quick observation test #9542
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Yeah, how many times have you seen a Special offer that is more than the RRP?

     

    Weird thing is, I am still tempted by a set lol

    in reply to: Quick observation test #9540
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    naw mike. it’s something on that specific page link 🙂

    in reply to: The Buying Experience #9496
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    In no particular order….

     

    Stock level, if you have this on your site indicate if it is live or a best guess.

    Pics, not a total negative, if I have seen your stuff at shows or images elsewhere and know what I am getting then alls good. First time orders are iffy though.

    Email queries. Even an automated response is better then nothing. I was going to order some items from a couple of companies which I had queries over, they never got back to me, orders went elsewhere.

    Facebook, agreeing on this one. Def not going to deal with you if all you have is a facebook site.

    Paypal…I so don’t give C card details out these days.

    Don’t make me set up an account to check postage.

    Had a discussion with one trader at Border Reiver over web sites. Don’t go all artsy fartsy on us. The site is there to sell me something, not outdo Van Gough. It’s ok if I am on my desktop PC with wired lan connection. But sometimes ( read… a lot of the time) I am using my tablet and accessing some sites is a nightmare.  This doesn’t even have to refer to graphics load, some sites haven’t been designed to take into account mobile devices.

     

    end of my top 7 🙂

     

    Just remembered number 8. …… If the only thing on the “contact us” page is a submission form, no email or business address,  I’m def not going to put an order in. I may stand to be corrected here, but I thought if you are a business based in the EU  it’s a legal thing to have your business address listed.

     

     

     

    in reply to: Painting 3mm (1/600) vehicles and figures #8958
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Nice article.

     

    I’ve had the </div> happen to me when  was pasting in a thread I’d written on open office.org WP

     

    Seems like the forum software misinterprets the new paragraph/line commands and adds them as text.

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #8734
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Update.

     

    For the seven years war. slight change in bags. should be

    4 Line Infantry bags (50 Inf)

    1 Grenadier bag (50 Inf)

    1 mixed Line/Grenadier bag (50 Inf)

    2 Cavalry Bags (ea 16 fcav)

    1 Artillery Bag (6 guns)

    in reply to: Terrain Mat recommendations? #8656
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Just picked up a Deep cut 3×3 nebula mat.

     

    http://www.deepcutstudio.com/product/wargames-terrain-mat-3-x3-nebula-theme

     

    Ordered on the 7th Sept, arrived here 16th Sept. I mention that because that was from Lithuania to the UK. The quality is good. Would have put up a pic, but the camera on my phone wouldn’t do it justice. But there are plenty of site.

     

    I was going to go with a UK supplier but I didn’t get a response to an order enquiry and therefore went with Deep Cut and don’t regret it.

     

    As for slippage on the mat, I have got the bases of the miniatures (x wing) weighted down with pennies and a cardboard base glued to bottom (pennies are in there for when I get the magnetic table built)  The card and weight provides a bit of friction between base and vinyl.

     

    They also do 6×4 mats

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #8655
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Just realized I only have a limited time to edit these posts, so I can’t go with my preferred option of marking things off if anyone wants them. So to save this thread potentially getting confused. Message me if you want something or have a question and I’ll update.

     

    Thanks

    Andy

    in reply to: (FOR SALE) 20mm WW2 – 15mm SYW #8654
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Cont:

     

    Q: Late war german infantry FAA. 98 figures. includes cross of iron pack. Selling this one at cheaper figure rate. There is enough variety to form a platoon and if you can pick up some more lmg’s then you could probably get two. £35

     

    R: German paras. SHQ. 84 figures. includes engineers, 81mm mortar, 60mm mortar, HMG and 28mm at gun. £40

     

    S: Russian T70. Skytrex. £5

     

    T: Captured russian 76mm, rebored to german 75mm. FAA. £4

     

    U: Pz 2 Luchs. Can’t remember maker, but I know it was one of more of a model maker than a wargame company.. 20mm cannon barrel missing. £5

     

    V: Scratch built german Navy ship. Modelled on an F lighter. Needs gun replacing. there were 3 on the bridge deck. Marks show where they were. £5

     

    There will be one more item put up, late war ss infantry, SHQ. Just need to find where I stored them 🙂

    in reply to: Posting bug #7706
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey Mike,

     

    Adding this here as it seems to have become a catch all for site issues. Couple of things reoccuring….Only in Chrome browser. Switching to Firefox and all ok.

    Anyway…

    The unsupported/old IE 7 Browser message is displaying but only when trying to access the Si Fi board.

    And

    Unable to post/reply in certain forums, in particular general forum.

    This is only in Chrome browser as mentioned.

    in reply to: Waterslide Decals #6768
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Can’t take much credit for it. All it took was a google search for waterslide imperial decals. Thought I was going to have a huge selection and I got one. Maybe somebody else does do them but it doesn’t show on a search.

     

    After I found that one, i went on a waterslide nail decal google hunt and amongst others I found these

     

    http://wanelo.com/p/8772603/real-flames-full-nail-decals-harley-motorcycle-hot-rod-nail-wraps-nail-art-water-slide-transfers-nail-stickers

    For a curved surface with a wad of microsol, they might be ok.  But there are plenty more, game of thrones shields etc lookign at the print quality you’ed also expect some of this lot to be pricier. But they are pretty reasonable.

    in reply to: Rescuing my painting technique #6743
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Guys if you can  check around instead of jumping straight to maplins. They aren’t the cheapest option around.

     

    One example, diamond needle files, maplins wanted to charge me £10 the hardware place 50 feet away charged £6 and they are better durability and quality.

     

    I got the same thing Patrice mentioned and as Patrice says, it has a lamp…and you can get a daylight bulb. The visor is easier to use though.

    in reply to: Would you dare? #6738
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    oops forgot Connard got the first mention, sorry mate.

     

    Won’t mention mine is coming along well. It’s one of those round numbers you don’t want to remember and would prefer that the end ofthe world happens at one minute to midnight.

    in reply to: Would you dare? #6724
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey you leave my really useful box dice carrier alone,  it might not be crocheted (that is the right word yes? it just looks wrong) but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy 🙂

     

    And not sure about real men which is why we won’t mention the order I just put in lol

     

    And Kudos to Nick for the plug.

    in reply to: Would you dare? #6504
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    The weird thing is I have spent the last ten minutes looking at the dice lady site. Thinking Christmas is not far away and I am looking thinking mmmmm could I put small christmas presents in some of these for the nieces 🙂

    in reply to: Would you dare? #6502
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Heya.

    Honestly, hitting a certain age milestone soon and in all that time I have never come across dice bags before, expecially crocheted ones.

     

    Would you dare, turn up at the club, show tournament with your dice in one. Thinking about it it could be a good psychological weapon against your opponent 🙂

     

    And NCS you might have sorted a prob for me. I was going to be looking for gift bags for family. Non wargaming related and you may have given me the answer with that link.

     

    Cheers

    Andy

    in reply to: Numbered tokens #6468
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey Deep.

    Litko and cog o two were my first stops as they do specific x wing tokens. I hadn’t noticed the numbered Litko ones. They aren’t listed on the figures in comfort web site. I have a sneaky suspicion they are 3mm though.

    If you run a search on sheet acrylic all the results for coloured are 3mm. The only 2mm stuff is clear.  This is whats making it a bit of a pain in the proverbial.

    cheers

    Andy

     

    in reply to: Numbered tokens #6464
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hi Guys.

    Mike, they do need to be Acrylic, at least from what I have thought through so far. Thought of MDF, but the “etched” numbers need painting. And can’t see anyway of just painting the numerals that wouldn’t involve more effort than I want to put in. With acrylic I can either just spray and then remove protective coating, or if it has been removed already do the cover and wipe clean method.

     

    NM , warbases are up at border reiver next weekend so was going to investigate their stand. But again, it’s all 3mm acrylic for their custom jobs.

     

    Why the width matters so much. And I used a warbases MDF base to verify the fit. The tokens are to replace the carboard ID numbers in X wing.  The ones that slide into the base. Not a fan of  carboard. Not sure  how much anyone reading this knows of the game. But you can have Red, Blue, Gold, Rookie sqds, to name a few. You can see where the idea is going. Red sqd gets the numbered painted green, blue sqd gets pink etc ….:-)  (rookie obviously gets green)

     

    Another option is to then investigate if anyone can print the “named” pilots names onto acrylic. For example…..Luke….Vader……Wedge…. Howlrunner. Saw a site that quoted 1 letter per 4 mm so unless someone can do it smaller the longest tag would need to be 4 cm wide. And I know it’s not really necessary to ID the named pilots like this, it’s pure eye candy.
    Picture worth a thousand words so this is what I am looking at. Rough test on MDF.

     

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/andyh1909/library/star%20wars%20x%20wing?sort=3&page=1

     

    Cheers

    Andy

     

    in reply to: Someone pass to Conster Thnx #6372
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
    Participant

    thnx NM

    in reply to: Wargaming & Writing Fiction #3268
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
    Participant

    With regard to Red Storm. I’ve just checked the acknowledgement in the front of book to refresh memory. The hunt for Red October used Harpoon as source material. That then led onto Clancy meeting up with Larry Bond the author of Harpoon. Who Clancy credits as been his co author on Red Storm.

     

    Larry Bond then went on to write a couple of the best (IMO) war stories going. Vortex (South Africa) and Red Phoenix (Korea)

     

    *edit* oops, make that 3. forgot about Cauldron. (Europe)

    in reply to: Rapid Deployment rules? #3232
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hey Nick.

    I figured it might be the case. But wanted to check.

    Thnx

    Andy

     

    Edit** I was doing some reading on Johns point 6. Rarden v 76mm and managed to come across a 6 page argument on a forum about the merits, or lack there of,  of the Rarden. What impressed me though was that none of the people involved had any experience of using it. 🙂 Can’t help on that point as my experience is with proper guns, firing properly (indirect)

    in reply to: Rules for WWII Micro-Armour #3230
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    I did wonder about that :-)but the place is new and we’re all getting used to it.

    in reply to: Rapid Deployment rules? #3224
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    Hi Nick,

    Looked at the intro copy.

     

    They look interesting so far after a short read through. One thing I picked up on, where are you defining weapons as having a HRF (high rate of fire) I was reading though the Shilka taking on an M113 example and couldn’t see where this came from.

    I know the Shilka isn’t in the data  sheets yet. And was wondering if it will be noted there.

    Is HRF only going to apply to multi-barrel weapons?

    Thnx

    Andy

     

     

    in reply to: Rules for WWII Micro-Armour #3221
    Andy hutchinsonAndy hutchinson
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    WW2 micro is one of those would “like to start periods” but modern is in the queue before that. So can’t recommend rules. But if you haven’t already found it…

     

    http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk

     

    6mm terrain including selection for the middle east. And Mick is one of those over achievers when it comes to getting the stuff out to you.

     

    The St Mere Eglise church is one of my fave terrain items from any scale.

     

    http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/andyh1909/media/Buildings/20131007_175730_zps2a8595df.jpg.html

     

    And I am grabbing a byzantine church at some point after a google search turned up one in West Yorkshire 🙂

     

    Hope this one offering has been of some help.

    Andy

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